Woody Harrelson is ‘The Man From Toronto,’ Rowan Atkinson takes the bee and more to stream on Netflix, Prime and more this week

With so many different streaming platforms and cable offerings to navigate, choosing what to watch has never been so difficult. To make things easier, here are our top tune-in tips for the week ahead.

TUESDAY

Future

This exciting series of documents looks to the future to see how every aspect of our daily lives will change with the advancement of technology. Predictions will be offered on everything from apps to help us discuss things with our dogs to how artificial intelligence might impact dating apps, and the rising cost of cheeseburgers. Keep an eye out for fashion episodes, which will delve into how close we are to simply printing what we want to wear with the click of a button. The first set of episodes drops on Tuesday, but you’ll have to wait a week to see the rest.

Netflix

WEDNESDAY

Umbrella Academy

After preventing the apocalypse, you can’t blame “The Umbrella Academy” for wanting to celebrate it in season three. After all, an all-powerful half-brother had just stopped the apocalypse. But we can’t have another season without a new enemy. Sparrow Academy presents our heroes with a whole new set of problems and a whole new world to deal with as they try to get things back to normal.

Netflix

THURSDAY

Rhythm + French Stream

French rappers freestyle against each other in this imported reality series featuring a 100,000 euro prize for the grand champion. There’s always been an appetite for rap battle competition series — it’s a hole in the reality space — and this is one of the first attempts to fill it.

Netflix

MasterChef Junior

It’s the finale when chef Gordon Ramsay and his judges decide which kid’s creator is the most powerful to take home the $100,000 grand prize at the end of Season 8.

8pm EST, CTV & CTV.ca

FRIDAY

Man from Toronto

Netflix’s latest film is about a case of mistaken identity when a chaotic salesman is forced to team up with a killer after the two confuse each other on Airbnb. It’s a star-studded cast with Kevin Hart as the salesman and Woody Harrelson as the assassin known as “The Man From Toronto.”

Netflix

Rise

The film documents the rise of the Antetokounmpo brothers and their journey into the NBA, including how Giannis (Uche Agada) and Thanasis (Ral Agada) learn about the game while their parents struggle to survive and support their children in Greece. After his abilities were finally recognized by an agent, Giannis entered the NBA Draft in 2013, then became league MVP in 2019 and 2020. He also led the Milwaukee Bucks to their first championship.

Netflix

Chloe

This psychological thriller follows Becky Green (Erin Doherty), who is obsessed with stalking her childhood friend Chloe Fairbourne (Poppy Gilbert). Becky begins by tracking Chloe’s success on social media, growing jealous of her husband, friends, and friend’s popularity. While the plot sounds predictable and very “White Single Woman,” there are a lot of twists and turns in this one. Must-see.

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Human vs. Bee

“Mr. Bean” takes on the role of a bee as Rowan Atkinson, playing a homeless man who is a housekeeper, dealing with insects in this comedy series.

Netflix

Loot

This new comedy series stars “Saturday Night Live” alum Maya Rudolph as Molly Novak, a wife with everything. She owned a private jet, a mansion and a “gigayacht,” but that was before her husband betrayed her. It takes our protagonist on a journey of philanthropy and self-discovery as Molly wants to give back to others to find herself again.

Apple TV Plus

The one that managed to escape

This new reality series gives six singles a chance to look back before they can move forward in their search for love. Been there, done that, right? Wrong. A twist allows contestants to explore missed connections as people from their pasts enter through “The Portal” to see if there’s still a spark that can be lit. The surprise of this premise promises awkward excitement and we’re here for it. Singer Betty Who hosted the show.

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Money Theft: Korea — The Common Economic Area

For those still bemoaning the loss of “Money Heist” (the Spanish crime drama that ended last year), the spin-off has finally arrived. This South Korean version features a hostage crisis situation that also involves a strategist in charge of a group of criminals with various skills. The best part is that these robbers were inspired by their Spanish counterparts.

Netflix

WEEK

western world

If you’ve ever felt like the show was smarter than you, “Westworld” might be it. While the twists and turns of the drama about the dawn of artificial consciousness and new life on Earth were fantastic in its first season, the storylines get even more confusing. That said, the Emmy-winning series is still marked on many calendars. Hopefully you don’t have to set aside too much time to dissect each episode in this fourth season.

9 p.m. EST, Crave

Murtz Jaffer is a Toronto-based entertainment writer and freelance contributor to Star. Follow him on Twitter: @murtzjaffer

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